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Lens Correction Profile Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Because the program does not recognize your lens it does not allow you to use the pop-ups for selecting the lens make and type. This means you need an image file taken with a lens it does recognize so you have access to those menus. Once you've found an image where it recognizes the lens used set it to the Leica FZ1000 and save it as a Style. Now you can reset that image to the correct lens then go to your images taken with the Lumix and apply pre-saved Style.

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  • Walter Szymanski

    Thanks so much, Brian, for the very quick response. I am currently able to select the Leica FZ1000 as a Style (which I've saved as a Style) without finding an image where it recognizes the lens used set it to the Leica FZ1000, but it only applies to the individual photo I am editing. I wish to have that style automatically set for all of my images from that camera. Is that not possible to do, or do I have to set that style for each and every image i bring into the Edit module? Thank you.

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  • Thaddaeus Kong

    Hi Walter,

    If you share a raw file I'll see what I can do with it.

     

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  • Walter Szymanski

    Thank you, Thaddaeus, but this dialog box does not allow me to upload a raw file, only jpgs, etc.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    As a Style it can only be applied one image at a time because it must be done in edit mode. You can apply it to one image then Sync that with the rest.

    Another option is to create a Preset with that style chosen then you can apply the preset during import.

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  • Walter Szymanski

    Thank you again, Brian, for your helpful response. I will create and use this Preset as you suggest. All the best.

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  • Thaddaeus Kong

    Hi Walter,

    I managed to download some samples from the internet. Save the file in the link below to ~/Library/Application Support/ON1/ON1 Photo RAW 2019/lensdb/ and restart Photo RAW. The program should pick up the spoofed FZ1000 profile automatically.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_MbJED41aa9phK4oZ8YCvQzapaRSE7pQ

    Regards,

    TK

     

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  • Walter Szymanski

    Thaddaeus, I can't thank you enough for your most generous efforts to help me resolve this issue. It's so refreshing in todays age to experience kindness and generosity of spirit. Thank you.

    I downloaded the .xml file you worked up and installed it in the folder you provided the path to, but ON1 PR did not pick it up in the Lens Profile when I opened that application. I even rebooted my Mac and tried it again, but no luck.

    Their is a built-in Leica FZ-1000 lens profile, but the program doesn't by default assign that profile to my camera either even though its lens is a Leica also. I can select it to apply to an individual image from my FZ2500, but I don't know that it's the correct profile for my camera model's lens.

    I even copied the principle part of the .xml text of the profile you created and pasted it into the built-in Panasonic profile, but that didn't work either.

    Not sure what's going on here, but maybe ON1 PR will eventually add a correct profile for the FZ2500.

    Thanks again, Thaddaeus. All the best to you.

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  • Thaddaeus Kong

    Hi Walter,

    Interesting, it worked for me with the 3 sample files I downloaded. Do you see Panasonic -> DMC-FZ2500 in the lens selection option after you copy the xml file into the folder?

    Can you upload a raw file to google drive/live/dropbox if it doesn't work for you.

     

     

     

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  • Walter Szymanski

    No, I don't see the Panasonic -> DMC-FZ2500 in the lens selection option, Thaddaeus.

    Here's a link to a raw file from my FZ2500.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mtvkke8ScQTYlgvVnU4QV6OqPurOy-aw

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  • Walter Szymanski

    BTW, Thaddaeus, I'm using ON1 PR 2020. Does that make a difference?

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    I'll give it a try in both 2020 & 2019.6 too.

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  • Walter Szymanski

    Here's what my app shows:

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Give this a try. Unzip it then drop it into your ~/Library/Application Support/ON1/ON1 Photo RAW 2020/lensdb/ folder. You might want to make a copy of the original 1st just for safekeeping. :)

    I tested it in 2020 and it works. It should work for 2019 as well.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/pdat1va9o35rq30/compact-panasonic.xml.zip?dl=0

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    It does work in 2019 too.

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  • Thaddaeus Kong

    Hi Walter,

    You should select Panasonic "Make" list, then DMC-FZ2500 under Lens.

    You could try moving all the xml files to a temp directory ~/Library/Application Support/ON1/ON1 Photo RAW 2020/lensdb/original/, and have only 3 files under ~/Library/Application Support/ON1/ON1 Photo RAW 2020/lensdb/. Easier to troubleshoot that way,

    lensfun-database.dtd

    lensfun-database.xsd

    00-compact-panasonic-DMC-FZ2500.xml

     

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  • Walter Szymanski

    Brian, a big tip-'o-the-hat to you, too, for trying to help me with this issue, but I'm still getting the same "No match" results with your file.

    I've followed yours and Thaddaeus' instructions to the T, but either I'm doing something wrong or my particular application is set up with some screwy preference that's preventing these solutions from working as they should.

    I'm going to call it a night for now, but I'll get back to this some more tomorrow.

    Thanks a gazillion to both of you for your time and patience.

    All the best.

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  • Walter Szymanski

    Yes, I'v selected Panasonic "Make" list, then DMC-FZ2500, but it still shows "No Match" under Lens:

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    That's very weird Walter. When I loaded your photo both versions recognized it automatically. Try trashing the .on1 sidecar file. Or, if you've made edits you don't want to loose, in the Finder duplicate just the .RW2 image file and see if it syncs with that. If it does you can sync everything but the Lens Correction from the original to the duplicate and be on your way.

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  • Walter Szymanski

    I just noticed it shows "(N/A)" at the top of that info pane to the right of "176 mm" in the shot above. Don't know what the N/A means, but maybe some setting on my camera is causing this issue? 

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    It means the lens type cannot be identified or is not present in the EXIF data. It shows that way for me too though so that isn't the problem.

    When you installed my file did you replace the existing copy?

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  • Thaddaeus Kong

    Strange, works for me.

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  • Walter Szymanski

    I did replace the existing file (after saving a copy of it on my Desktop) when I installed your file, Brian. I also just looked at several other raw images of mine from that camera that I haven't applied any edits to and none of them show the FZ2500 lens profile.

    Yup, plenty weird.

     

    I'm going to try what TK suggested a moment ago and move all the xml files to a temp directory and have only 3 files in that folder:

    lensfun-database.dtd

    lensfun-database.xsd

    00-compact-panasonic-DMC-FZ2500.xml

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    I think it could be because of the existing .on1 sidecar. Duplicating the raw file outside of Photo RAW will create a new copy the program does not yet recognize and hopefully find the correct lens.

    Just to cover all the bases, quit ON1 before duplicating the photo.

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  • Walter Szymanski

    Ok, I've duplicated the raw file outside of PR and only have three files in the ~/Library/Application Support/ON1/ON1 Photo RAW 2019/lensdb/ folder: compact-panasonic.xml (Brian's version), lensfun-database.dtd, & lensfun-database.xsd and still "No Match" on the lens profile.

    A million thanks to both of you, but I really am going to call it a night now and play around with this some more tomorrow.

    All the best.

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  • Walter Szymanski

    SUCCESS! After a good night's sleep I finally figured out what the problem was. When I upgraded to the 2020 version of PR I elected to not trash the 2019 version (in case I needed to revert to it if something wasn't right in the 2020 version). So, when I looked into my Library this morning there was a 2019/lensdb/ and a 2020/lensdb/. I had been putting the FZ2500 lens profiles that both Thaddaeus and Brian had worked up for me into the 2019/lensdb/ folder, but I was using PR 2020--which meant it was only looking into the 2020/lensdb/, which did not have the FZ2500 files!

    So, I removed the 2019/lensdb/ and added the 00-compact-panasonic-DMC-FZ2500.xml file that Thaddaeus had worked up to the 2020/lensdb and voila, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 Lens Correction was automatically applied to my images for that camera! (I say automatically because I had previously chosen the option to "Apply Lens Correction Automatically to Raw Photos" under the program's Preferences/Files.)

    Thaddaeus and Brian, thank you so much again for your persistent efforts to help me resolve this issue. I hope all of this documentation on this forum will also serve to help others who may experience this or a similar issue. All the very best to you both!

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  • Walter Szymanski

    Here's a screen grab of an image of a Common Grackle with the DMC-FZ2500 Lens Correction automatically applied to it.

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  • Thaddaeus Kong

    Hi Walter,

    Glad to hear you managed to get it working.

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